Google Launches Some New Google Now Features

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Google has released an update to the Google Search App for Android, which began rolling out last night. There are some new Jelly Bean-specific features, which cater to Google Now, which was unveiled at Google I/O a couple months ago.

In case you haven't been following, Google Now is a feature of the operating system, which pushes info to you as you need it, rather than waiting for you to search for it. It works with "cards" that display information related to things like traffic, public transit, appointments, flights, sports, places, weather, translation, currency, time, etc.

Here's Google's promo for the feature:

The aforementioned subject areas are the cards Google Now started with, though the company promised there would be more to come. With this latest update, we're starting to see more.

As Google highlights from its Android Google+ account, it has added Movies, which allows users to see showtimes:

Google Now Showtimes

They've added public alerts, so you can get emergency messages, such as storm warnings, earthquake alerts, etc.:

Google flood alert

Google has also added the ability to add your favorite sports teams from over 140 soccer, football, hockey and baseball teams. Users can follow them in real time with Google Now.

Google Now sports teams

The app also added support for Korea.

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